DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2019) -- SEMA is partnering with five high school auto shop programs throughout the country to introduce students to and create excitement for the automotive aftermarket through real-world, hands-on experience. The partnerships, which follow a successful pilot program model between SEMA and Santa Fe Early College Opportunities (ECO) High School’s automotive program in Santa Fe, New Mexico, involve students working alongside industry professionals on vehicle builds that will be auctioned off to raise money for ongoing, sustainable student customization builds.
Facilitators of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge have introduced a new dual championship format so that qualifying teams will face off at one of the two top industry trade shows—SEMA or PRI. The top two teams from the SEMA Show in November will take on the top two teams from PRI in December in the finale to crown the 2014 Engine Challenge Champion.
Hot Rodders of Tomorrow is a nonprofit organization that hosts nationwide Engine Challenges, where high-school teams compete against each other in complete engine rebuilds. All of the teams work hard to complete the regular season to reach the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Championship.
Every restyling, auto trim and accessory business needs tools to get
the job done right. Not just tools of the trade, but resources to
sharpen installation and business skills, too.
A total of $119,000 in scholarships is being distributed to 74 students
through the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF), a program
administered by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) to
foster leadership opportunities in the specialty equipment marketplace
and to support educational goals for students.